‘I’ve done nothing wrong’ – Sturgeon returns home after arrest

Scotland’s former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “I have done nothing wrong” when she returned home for the first time after her arrest last Sunday.

She was questioned by police in connection with the investigation into the finances of the SNP and was released without charge on June 11 pending further investigation.

Ms Sturgeon was the third person to be arrested while Police Scotland are investigating how more than £600,000 in donations to the party for an independence referendum were used.

Her husband, Peter Murrell, former SNP chief executive, and former SNP treasurer Colin Beattie MSP were also released without charge pending further investigation.

Returning to her home in Glasgow on Sunday, Ms Sturgeon said: “I can’t say much at the moment. What I want to say is to reiterate the statement I made last Sunday – I’m sure I didn’t do anything wrong.

“I plan to be back in Parliament early in the week and will then be available for questions.

“Right now my plan is to go home and meet my family.”

After her arrest last weekend, Ms Sturgeon’s resignation was called for.

When asked if she was considering quitting the SNP, she said, “I haven’t done anything wrong and that’s the only thing I’m going to claim today.”

She added: “I know I’m a public figure, I accept what that comes with, but I’m also a person who is entitled to a little bit of privacy and my neighbors are entitled to a little bit of that too. ”

When asked if any conditions had been imposed on her after her arrest, she replied to the media: “No, and I will not agree to anything else.”

When asked if Nicola Sturgeon would have suspended Nicola Sturgeon, she said: “Look, I haven’t done anything wrong; It’s up to others to comment as they see fit, but that’s my position.”

Mrs. Sturgeon then went to her house.

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing russellfalcon@ustimespost.com.

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